Microsoft acquire cross-platform mobile development company xamarin

Microsoft has officially acquired the popular cross platform-mobile development company Xamarin for an undisclosed amount. Rumors are spreading from the beginning after Microsoft supported for building native app using Visual Studio but now its official Microsoft will be mentor for Xamarin.

What ix Xamarin?

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Xamarin is a San Francisco, California based software company created in May 2011 by the engineers that created Mono, Mono for Android and MonoTouch that are cross-platform implementations of the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) and Common Language Specifications (often called Microsoft .NET).

Xamarin currently has huge customer 15,000+ within its 120 countries around the world. Over 100 of them are Fortune 500 companies, including Alaska Airlines, Coca Cola Bottling, Thermo Fisher, Honeywell, and JetBlue.

Before Xamarin Microsoft has supported the PhoneGap for native app development using Apache Cordova library for quickly porting over apps to iOS and Android, but now after acquiring, Xamarin is coming under the Microsoft umbrella, the drive to support Apple and Google’s mobile platforms could be accelerated at the Windows Company.

Native App:

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Native apps refers to the deploying application development to various platform like Android, iOS and Windows using the same programming language. Using native app we don’t need to write Java code for Android application, Objective C for iOS application and similarly C# or .NET for windows application development. Phonegap (Apache Cordova Library), Xamarin are some example of it. In PhoneGap, by simply using web development language (HTML5, CSS, and JS) we can deploy native application (Android, iOS, Windows, Blackberry and various other). While in Xamarin enables developers to build mobile apps using C# and deliver fully native mobile app experiences to all major devices – including iOS, Android, and Windows.

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Xamarin’s approach enables developers to take advantage of the productivity and power of .NET to build mobile apps, and to use C# to write to the full set of native APIs and mobile capabilities provided by each device platform. This enables developers to easily share common app code across their iOS, Android and Windows apps while still delivering fully native experiences for each of the platforms. Microsoft promises to share more at Build and at Xamarin Evolve in April.



It was said that Microsoft’s cross-platform efforts have increased and therefore their partnership with Xamarin strengthened, integration was built into Visual Studio, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility Suite.
Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise Group, says that:

In conjunction with Visual Studio, Xamarin provides a rich mobile development offering that enables developers to build mobile apps using C# and deliver fully native mobile app experiences to all major devices – including iOS, Android, and Windows. Xamarin’s approach enables developers to take advantage of the productivity and power of .NET to build mobile apps, and to use C# to write to the full set of native APIs and mobile capabilities provided by each device platform. This enables developers to easily share common app code across their iOS, Android and Windows apps while still delivering fully native experiences for each of the platforms. Xamarin’s unique solution has fueled amazing growth for more than four years.

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